Here we have another of those one block carvings done for Winterlude in Confederation Park. I believe this one was done on the second weekend, and it features a tyrannosaur rex in ice.
Ice carving demonstrations were regularly done each weekend.
A typical scene in the park- these outdoor stoves were set up for those visiting the park to come stop by. This was seen at other Winterlude locations as well.
The Redpath sugar company parked this 1940s era truck here as well. Their nearby tent had people giving out cookies.
I had a look at a sculpture I've shown before- the wall of ice that encased period photos of harness racing on the Canal back in 1979. I liked the way the sun was backlighting the ice, and so photographed it.
This sculpture was carved on the last weekend of the festival.
This was one of the works of the carvers done during demonstrations. I'll show you two others tomorrow.
I finish with a before and after. These were the carvers just getting started on a fresh sculpture on the last weekend of the festival. I asked one of them about the weight of each block. They said they're three hundred pounds each. The train is the finished work.